The other day I was talking to a friend, and she brought up a subject I found quite interesting.
Her teenage son who always maintained good behaviour started getting into trouble, and she did not know what to do. It caused her to be upset, and she worried about him a lot.
Recently, I had just read an article about how the five people who you spend the most time with, have the most significant impact on the decisions you make.
Interestingly, the article focused on how positive people encourage excellent and inspiring results to an individual and negative people breed bad and less outstanding results in an individual’s life. This means that the people in your life have an enormous effect on you. Recalling the article and its message, I recommended she look at his friends who he hangs around.
She sat down with her son, and he revealed to her that his friends were making poor choices, and so was he. He knew he needed to find new friends. Surrounding himself with troublemakers, he felt pressured to follow the crowd.
So, the people you choose to hang around with can become the most prominent influencers in your life.
However, friends aren’t always the easiest to give up, but if you are serious enough about sticking to your values, you will eventually find positive people in your life. Positive people give you inspiration and keep you on the right path to happiness.
Who do you spend the most time with?
Often, I see my twin sister often, and she is pretty much like me. I have a few good friends who lift me up when I need it, and I have a good Mom. I work with a great community of people on a regular basis. These are pretty much the five people that surround me.
Having positive people surround me helps me as well as them.
Positive people surround you with great help and can have a significant effect on your decisions. So a decision made by you can also influence your closest friends with positive results.
When you are around successful, positive individuals, you will become a person who will want to go for a future that is bright. On the other hand, if you hang out with pessimists who believe the world is out to get them even if you are a confident and happy person you will eventually get caught in the negativity of life and become unhappy.
This does not mean you should end your friendships or disown family. It means moving away from them for a little while. If you want to achieve something great or better for yourself and you find certain individuals veering you away from that goal take a break from them.
When you can achieve those goals, your achievements could be admirable to them, and you may be a positive force in their life.
If there is a person in your life seriously bringing you down, it may be time to say goodbye. Do they only bring unhappy situations into your life, making it impossible to move forward to achieve something better for yourself? Truly take this advice to heart.
So who are the five people YOU spend the most time with?
These people will have the most influence on what you are doing now and what you want to achieve. Do they agree and support you on your visions for your future? Do they have the qualities and do they desire all the best for themselves?
I know if I work hard and stay true to the people who push me forward my life will be better and I will feel so good!
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